New Poll Gives Joe Biden Good Results on COVID-19 But Americans Remain Pessimistic on the Economy

In his speech last week, President Joe Biden said his administration is on target to getting millions of Americans vaccinated, hoping to return to some normalcy by Independence Day.

A new CNN poll showed the pandemic remains the top concern for Americans followed by the economy.

An overwhelming majority–77 percent–of Americans believe the worst of the pandemic is in the rear-view mirror. Still, they give the Biden administration good marks when it comes to rolling out more vaccines to Americans as 63 percent say Biden’s plan looks achievable with 33 percent disagreeing.

On education, more than half of those surveyed give Biden low marks on his handling of getting kids back to the classroom as 53 percent do not believe the Biden White House has a real plan of schools returning to “in-person learning,” while 44 percent believe the president does have a plan on the matter.

The economy is where Biden received lower marks with 55 percent saying he isn’t leading the country in the right economic direction and 42 percent say Biden was getting things back on the right path but not moving fast enough.

The poll was conducted for CNN via telephone by SSRS, an independent research company. The poll of 1,009 Americans–756 responding by cell phone and 253 by landlines–was taken from March 3 through March 8 and had a margin of error of +/- 3.6 percent with a 95 percent confidence level.

 

Reach Ed Dean at ed.dean@floridadaily.com.

 

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